Brad T. Howells

Vice President


  • San Francisco


Brad Howells conducts economic and statistical analysis in complex antitrust and competition matters. Dr. Howells focuses on merger reviews and litigation, with experience that includes lead roles supporting experts through multiple merger litigations and trials. He works with clients and experts through all phases of merger review and litigation, including deposition and trial.

Merger reviews and litigation

Dr. Howells consults for both merging parties and government agencies, with extensive experience leading the support of economic experts in high-profile merger litigations and trials. He co-led support for one of the government’s economists in the Department of Justice’s (DOJ’s) successful challenge of the American Airlines/JetBlue Airways Northeast Alliance and led support for the DOJ’s economist in Sabre/Farelogix. Dr. Howells played significant roles supporting the DOJ’s economist in Aetna/Humana and the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC’s) economist in Wilhelmsen/Drew.

Dr. Howells’s experience working with merging parties includes leading the consulting support team for Canadian Pacific’s economic expert in Canadian Pacific/Kansas City Southern, and significant roles in T-Mobile/Sprint, Sysco/US Foods, and USA v. Cabell Huntington Hospital Inc./St. Mary’s Medical Center Inc.

His industry experience includes airlines, distribution, healthcare, health insurance, high-tech manufacturing, railroads, and telecommunications.

Antitrust and competition litigation

Dr. Howells analyzes class certification, liability, and damages issues in a range of competition-related matters. He consults on issues involving alleged horizontal price fixing, vertical exclusionary practices, and attempted monopolization/monopsony.

Dr. Howells’s work in antitrust litigation spans many industries, including food and agriculture, healthcare, distribution, and consumer products.

Labor and employment

Dr. Howells has worked on high-profile labor matters involving class certification, discrimination, and employee/independent contractor status. His experience includes conducting class certification analysis in an employment discrimination litigation against a large national retailer in which the judge denied certification of the plaintiffs’ proposed class.